Welcome to the American Lhasa Apso Club

The American Lhasa Apso Club (ALAC) is the American Kennel Club (AKC) Parent Breed Club for the Lhasa Apso. We invite you to explore our website further to learn more about this wonderful versatile dog, find reputable Lhasa Apso breeders and learn about upcoming events and other club activities. ALAC provides education and encourages the breeding of true type, good health and sound temperament.

The American Lhasa Apso Club is dedicated to the following principles:

  • To encourage and promote the breeding of pure-bred Lhasa Apsos and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection;
  • To encourage the organization of independent local Lhasa Apso Specialty Clubs in those localities where there are sufficient fanciers of the breed to meet the requirements of The American Kennel Club;
  • To urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Lhasa Apsos shall be judged;
  • To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials and to conduct sanctioned matches, specialty shows and obedience trials under the rules of the American Kennel Club.
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2024 National Specialty

Traits & Characteristics

Protective Nature 100
Adaptable 100
Affectionate with family 100
Good with children 70
Trainability 70
Barking 70
Sheds 25

All Lhasa Apso fanciers: ALAC has a new publication for you to learn about this versatile breed.

Our Happy Lhasa Apsos